Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition

Oxford University Press (1995)
This is the first book to analyze systematically crucial aspects of ancient Greek philosophy in their original context of mystery, religion, and magic. The author brings to light recently uncovered evidence about ancient Pythagoreanism and its influence on Plato, and reconstructs the fascinating esoteric transmission of Pythagorean ideas from the Greek West down to the alchemists and magicians of Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam
Keywords Pythagoras and Pythagorean school
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Call number B218.Z7.K56 1995
ISBN(s) 0198149883   0198150814     9780198150817
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